Woman devotee burnt seriously at Konark

Konark:Mishap struck inside the famous Sun temple here today when a woman devotee caught fire from an earthern plail while praying at the Navagraha temple. The woman, Geetanjali Swain, who hails from village Sadanga under Niali police station was taken to the local hospital. But she was referred to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Today being the last Saturday of the auspicious month of Kartik, the Navagraha pitha at Sun temple witnessed a heavy rush of devotees in the morning. Geetanjali too had come to the temple along with her relatives to offer prayers. While entering the temple through the eastern gate her saree caught fire from an earthern plail. Geetanjali was already burnt seriously on her left side by the time others could rescue her.